An Ambiance Retrieval Mode (ARM) can be enabled to generate a center channel output and to extract ambient information for the rear channels when provided with a two-channel source.  Of course, ARM can be defeated, for pure two-channel playback

The McCormack MAP-1 is a six-channel analog preamplifier designed to preserve the musical integrity of the new high resolution DVD-A and SACD audio formats. Unlike most SSPs, the MAP-1 is an audiophile quality preamplifier that processes the analog-only outputs of these new players without first converting to digital and re-converting to analog, allowing the user to fully enjoy the remarkable musicality of these new formats.

The MAP-1 is also a perfect solution for those seeking to include a simple home theater in a quality music system. Just combine with one of the many DVD players that offer built-in Dolby Digital processing to enjoy movie surround sound without compromising music playback performance.

The MAP-1 features two sets of multi-channel inputs and three pairs of two-channel inputs. Vinyl playback can be accommodated by the optional phono-card available for the MAP-1 (the same highly regarded phono-stage that is in the McCormack Micro Phono Drive). Stereo recording is accommodated by a two-channel tape output.

The user interface has been designed for convenient and intuitive operation. A setup mode allows convenient adjustment of the relative levels of the six channels. Of course, the MAP-1 has a full function remote control which duplicates all front panel functions.


Multi-channel Line Stage:
Gain: 31.5 dB
Hum and Noise: 100 dB below 2.5 volts out
THD and IMD: less than .1% at 1 volt out
Optional Phono Stage:
Gain: 40 dB or 54 dB selected by jumpers
Hum and Noise:
80 dB relative to 10mv input (40 dB gain)
Dimensions: 3.5”H x 11.25”D x 19”W
Weight: 20 lbs.

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McCormack Audio Corporation of Virginia, inc.
2800K Dorr Ave. Fairfax, VA 22031
phone: 703-573-9665, fax: 703-573-9667